Can JavaFX do CAD?

Fabrizio Giudici Fabrizio.Giudici at
Fri Jul 26 23:48:33 PDT 2013

On Sat, 27 Jul 2013 01:12:26 +0200, Daniel Zwolenski <zonski at>  

> b) lack of any big or notable players out there actually using it, or at
> least publicly saying they are using it

My only - so far - customer currently using JavaFX has a strong experience  
with Swing and recently also the NetBeans Platform; I've been their  
technological consultant for five years and they're pretty used to the  
idea of prototype-then-evaluate. I adviced about an incremental migration  
path, and they started using some JavaFX features inside Swing. We've just  
started the first 100% JavaFX app, which is a prototype that will be  
turned into a real app later. There's room for either adopting JDK 8 later  
next year, or using again some Swing stuff in case of necessity, even  
though I think that it's unlikely.

I think that Daniel's point is important: demos are good, but people would  
like to see other people seriously using a technology in production. For  
instance, the existence of a large, continuously updated catalog of real  
world applications using the NetBeans Platform has been very useful for me  
in giving people the final push and convince them that the technology was  
viable. So I think Oracle should do the same for JavaFX - (if it doesn't  
exist, I'm not aware of it).

Fabrizio Giudici - Java Architect @ Tidalwave s.a.s.
"We make Java work. Everywhere." - fabrizio.giudici at

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